16 How to rebase on a supported FreeBSD branch

As of 2011, the philosophy of package building is to build packages based on the earliest supported release of each branch. e.g.: if on RELENG-8, the following releases are supported: 8.1, 8.2, 8.3; then packages-8-stable should be built from 8.1.

As releases go End-Of-Life (see chart), a full (not incremental!) package build should be done and uploaded.

The procedure is as follows: